Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1538-1940

This database contains information on approximately 245,880 individuals who arrived in the United States and Canadian ports between 1538 and 1940. Compiled by P. William Filby and published by Gale Research, these records can provide valuable family history information to those with immigrant ancestors. This information was collected from published passenger lists, naturalization records, church records, family and local histories, as well as voter and land registrations.

This knowledge may help you determine additional information such as the name of the ship on which your ancestors sailed and the location of their naturalization.

Listings Include:

  • Name and age of immigrant
  • Year and place of immigration
  • Full source information
  • Source code of immigration record
  • Names of family members with whom they traveled